Posted: Oct 14, 2012 7:31 AM
Updated: Oct 14, 2012 7:31 AM
The following story will move as the Monday Spotlight, a feature that showcases the best off-the-news enterprise in the AP report:
MENINGITIS OUTBREAK-INSIDE THE CDC
ATLANTA The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is on the front lines in the fight against a fungal meningitis outbreak stemming from contaminated injections. In the busy emergency operations center, staffers work the phones, talking to state health officials, doctors and patients who have received potentially tainted injections. A few buildings away on the lush green campus in northeast Atlanta, the 15 staffers in the center's reference and research labs have set aside normal projects and are logging 12 hours or more a day and working through weekends to test samples coming in from around the country. The outbreak's unusual origins and large scale make it a challenge for the CDC as it scrambles to learn as much as possible and help guide doctors, state health departments and patients to save as many lives as possible. By Kate Brumback.
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